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1. A thin volatile terpenoid essential oil, C10H16, obtained by steam distillation or other means from the wood or exudate of certain pine trees and used as a paint thinner, solvent, and medicinally as a liniment. Also called oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine.
2. The sticky mixture of resin and volatile oil from which turpentine is distilled.
3. A brownish-yellow resinous liquid obtained from the terebinth.
tr.v. tur·pen·tined, tur·pen·tin·ing, tur·pen·tines
1. To apply turpentine to or mix turpentine with.
2. To extract turpentine from (a tree).
[Middle English, resin of the terebinth, from Old French terebentine, from Latin terebinthina (rēsīna), terebinth (resin), from Greek terebinthinē, feminine of terebenthinos, from terebinthos, terebinth tree.]
tur′pen·tin′ic (-tĭn′ĭk), tur′pen·tin′ous (-tĭn′əs) adj.
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: gum turpentine any of various viscous oleoresins obtained from various coniferous trees, esp from the longleaf pine, and used as the main source of commercial turpentine
2. (Elements & Compounds) a brownish-yellow sticky viscous oleoresin that exudes from the terebinth tree
3. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: oil of turpentine or spirits of turpentine a colourless flammable volatile liquid with a pungent odour, distilled from turpentine oleoresin. It is an essential oil containing a mixture of terpenes and is used as a solvent for paints and in medicine as a rubefacient and expectorant. Sometimes (esp Brit) shortened to: turps
4. (Elements & Compounds) (not in technical usage) Also called: turpentine substitute or white spirit any one of a number of thinners for paints and varnishes, consisting of fractions of petroleum.
5. to treat or saturate with turpentine
6. (Plants) to extract crude turpentine from (trees)
[C14 terebentyne, from Medieval Latin terbentīna, from Latin terebinthīna turpentine, from terebinthus the turpentine tree, terebinth]
n., v. -tined, -tin•ing. n.
1. any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees and yielding a volatile oil and a resin when distilled.
2. Also called oil of turpentine, spirits of turpentine.a distilled form of this oleoresin, having a penetrating odor and a pungent, bitter taste, used as a paint thinner and solvent and in medicine.
3. an oleoresin exuded by the terebinth; Chian turpentine.v.t.
4. to treat with turpentine; apply turpentine to.
5. to gather or take crude turpentine from (trees).
[1275–1325; late Middle English, alter. of Middle English ter(e)bentyn(e) < Medieval Latin ter(e)bentīna, for Latin terebinthīna, n. use of feminine of terebinthīnus, adj. derivative of terebinth(us) terebinth]
tur`pen•tin′ic (-ˈtɪn ɪk) tur′pen•tin`ous (-ˌtɪn əs, -ˌtaɪ nəs) adj.
1. A thin, easily vaporized oil, C10H16, that is distilled from the wood or resin of certain pine trees. It is used as a paint thinner and solvent.
2. The sticky mixture of resin and oil from which this oil is distilled.
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|Noun||1.||turpentine - obtained from conifers (especially pines)|
oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine, turps, turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
oleoresin - a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants
Chian turpentine - a turpentine exuded by the terebinth
|2.||turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally|
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
turpentine[ˈtɜːrpəntaɪn] turps [ˈtɜːrps] n → (essence f de) térébenthine f
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